Have you ever found yourself looking for a sign?

 

Sometimes we look for signs anywhere– horoscopes, the weather, dreams.  When I was younger I remember consulting the Magic 8 ball when it came to matters of boys great import.

Did you know that Google is also on that list?  I realized that last week when I looked at the list of search engine words that led internet surfers to my site.

High on that list was one of the great philosophical questions, Where’s Waldo? (because of this post), but a very close second was Liam Payne, member of the crazy popular British boy band One Direction.  Thanks to my YA reader friend Lydia, fans have been stopping by after Google searching for All Things Liam.

 

sign one direction

 

But by far the most interesting search phrase that landed one of those fans on my blog (and got me seeing Google as this generation’s Magic 8 ball), was this:

 

A sign that Liam Payne loves me.

 

Now I don’t believe I have any sort of psychic powers, BUT I do believe in the power of hope.

Hope got me through many crushes in high school.

Oh and believe me, I looked for signs that me and my crush were meant to be EVERYWHERE.

Like seeing his initials.

Or looking at the clock just when it showed his birthday.

Or turning on the car to hear his song on the radio.

My BF and I even hung out outside of Chrysler Hall simply because our boy band crush sang there once upon a time.  I think we thought we could still breathe some of his air there.

Hope had us open for any sort of sign.

So I get the massive internet searches.  And who knows?  Maybe landing here on my blog is all kinds of meant to be–and I don’t want to disappoint.

In fact I love to make people smile, so I went on a search of all the things Google listed that people were looking for here (but couldn’t find).

liam payne freckle

Is that Liam’s mole/freckle?

 

 

liam payne lips

Are these the lovely teeth you were looking for?

 

liam payne feet

 And the shoes only Liam could fill?

 

liam payne hat

Oh and is this the hat you were looking for???

 

 

Nowadays I might see signs of love a little differently (like bringing me a cup of tea or washing the dishes), but my favorite part of looking for a sign?

Being open to hope.

 

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope.

~Maya Angelou

 

When it comes to love, have you ever looked for signs?

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42 thoughts on “Looking for a Sign That He Loves You

  1. Emily

    Ahhh…I remember considering signing up for a fan club for one of my crushes, thinking maybe I could get something in the mail possibly (*gasp*) signed by him! I never did it though. (pre-internet days…showing my age here..)
    I had a thing for the Coreys. (Feldman and Haim of course!)

  2. August McLaughlin

    Great post, Coleen. And I LOVE that Maya Angelou quote. 🙂 I’ve always searched for signs to some extent. It seems to me that resistance rears its head when I get close to big steps. Taking such things as “good signs” seems helpful—if even at making me feel better. LOL And when my dog, who dislikes many guys, leaped up on my future-hubby with glee, I knew he was a keeper.
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  3. Susanna Leonard Hill

    Oh, my, yes! I’d be surprised if there was a girl out there who HASN’T looked for signs of love, although I’m guessing looking for signs is less common among the menfolk 🙂 There’s the sign – like looking at the clock when it’s on his birthday – and then there’s the detailed dissection of every word, gesture, expression etc. that must be analyzed for meaning. “Well, when he said “Hi” was it like, “Hey” or was it like “My day just got better because you walked into it”? 🙂

  4. Kristy K. James

    Cute post, Coleen! Not sure who Liam Payne is though. Do I look for signs? For as far back as I can remember…yes. Especially as far as dating goes. But in most other things, too. Sometimes I’d like to see signs…as in, well, I caught this train so that must mean I’m NOT supposed to keep my dental appointment (wishful thinking due to fear of dentists on my part). 🙂

    1. Coleen Patrick Post author

      I did not know who LP was until I interviewed a teen for the blog, but believe me Google knows him!!
      I’m with you on the subject of dentists–I will take any sign to avoid that 🙂

  5. Jennette Marie Powell

    Oh yeah, I used to look for signs. It was only after I stopped looking that I met my husband, and even then, I was just looking for someone to fix my car LOL!

    The search term that keeps popping up in my analytics is Ermal Fraze, the inventor of the pop can pull tab. I did a blog post on him way back last summer. You’re attracting people looking for a teen heartthrob – not bad for a YA writer! I’m not sure what Ermal Fraze says about me. LOL.
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    1. Coleen Patrick Post author

      I did not even have to click on the link–the song is now in my head! 🙂 It’s funny that I didn’t think of that song when I was writing the post. Oh I remember the New Kids on the Block craze! Now I’m singing “oh, oh oh..the right stuff!”

  6. Ingrid Schaffenburg

    Oh yeah. I used to be real bad about following signs until I realized, it got me in a lotta trouble.

    I think we see what it is we want to find. If we want him to be the one, we’ll see those “signs.” And vice versa. I used to follow those signs down deadend roads. Now I trust more in what Maya Angelo says and I trust that when I meet the One, he’ll stop at nothing to be with me 😉 That realization took a load off. Lemme tell ya!

  7. Lynn Kelley

    This is the coolest post, Coleen, something that we can all relate to, I think! Yes, I used to always look for signs that my crush and I were meant to be. Or for signs of who would be my boyfriend, like twisting the stem of an apple and saying a letter for each turn, and whatever letter it broke off while saying, then it would be a guy who’s name started with that letter! Crazy fun, huh? And then how our perspective changes when we mature and how the little things like you mentioned, bringing a cup of tea, are signs of love! Nice job on this, Coleen!

    1. Coleen Patrick Post author

      Thanks Lynn! I like the apple thing–it reminds me of those paper folding fortune teller games we used to do back in middle school! Forgot about those!

  8. Kimberly Krey

    This was such a fun post! I loved the old magic 8 ball too! It might have taken a few tries, but that thing always told me what I wanted to hear! 😉

  9. Stephanie

    What a sweet, funny post. Thanks for the smile. I love the search terms that lead to blogs! Too funny! Of course, people find my blog by searching things like “fat girl abducted by alien”. I think your search term is much sweeter.
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  10. Karen McFarland

    Liam Payne who? LOL! And Google search engines. Do you mean SEO? LOL! Wasn’t there an old song that said, Signs, signs, everywhere are signs? Do I look for signs? Coleen, I’ve been married now for so long, I stopped look for the signs. But I remember those days. Oh were we goofy, eh? 🙂

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